Train des Horlogers
"While hiking in the direction of the lake of Plain de Saigne, I pass by Pré-Petitjean where an old train depot, La Traction, is found. A group of railway enthusiasts are busy refurbishing the Train des Horlogers, an electric train dating from 1953. The volunteers are installing the wooden benches while telling me that the Train des Horlogers will take up operation again from the autumn of 2013. The train also features a modern and very comfortable parlor wagon with a bar and the latest technologies. Sounds like a good idea for the annual outing of my company’s management. I’m impressed by the success of the work done here and I’ll be sure to hop on board on one of the days when the train rides are open to the public."
An electric rail car with a control car dating from 1953 takes the visitors on a trip to discover the culture, watchmaking tradition, and gastronomy of the Jura until the fall. The train is called «Train des horlogers» and crosses the Franches-Montagnes from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Tavannes. The route follows the trails of the history of the watchmaking industry and its numerous employees who took the train to go to work every day.
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Information and reservation at Chemins de fer du Jura.
Gare de Saignelégier
Rue de la Gare 11
T. +41 (0) 32 952 42 90